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    mailing baked goods- US to Canada?

    A coworker moved from the US to Canada a few months ago. We still e-mail regularly and she was remembering the cookies I would bring to our office Christmas gatherings. I would like to ship her some via UPS, but are there any regulations about sending food between the two countries?

    Does anyone know if I can do this?

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    The Canada Border Services Agency does allow baked goods into Canada (except those containing meat). You will have to fill out a customs form when you ship the parcel. Be warned, though, that the shipping costs may be very high - they certainly are with the postal service, and I can't imagine that UPS would be any cheaper.
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    Thanks Clara. I just may pack it all very tightly and mark the box as cd's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhi-Anon View Post
    Thanks Clara. I just may pack it all very tightly and mark the box as cd's.
    Hate to be the naysayer, but I don't think you can ship media mail to Canada . When I mailed my packages via USPS last week, airmail was the only option they offered, and I don't think UPS does media mail at all . Let me know if you find an affordable way to ship cookies to Canada, though, because I'd love to send some to my family there .
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    A friend of mine ships baked goods to a nephew in Canada fairly regularly; let me check in with her on tactics/insights.
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